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The UCD Medical Device Design Group offers various opportunities for joining or collaborating with the group.

Opportunities for Clinicians

The Group always welcomes collaboration inquiries.  New projects may be established in discussion with the group.

Contact details can be found here.

Opportunities

Position 1

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2, UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering. Up to 31st January 2023 (Ideally commencing September 2020 with possibility of further extension).
HR Reference Number: 012515

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 27 July 2020.

Description

Coarctation of the aorta is one of the most common congenital lesions with up to 6% of all live births with congenital disease. A preferred minimally invasive treatment of coarctation in young children and adults is stenting. Patients present with highly variable anatomy, but currently there is a lack of bespoke stenting options available for this procedure.

Here, we will generate a method for manufacturing patient-specific, bioresorbable stents. 3D models created using clinical images of the aortic coarctation from a patient will serve as a template for patient-specific 3D printed stent design. This process will allow rapid manufacturing of a specific-patient contoured device designed to maximise wall apposition and to improve patency at the coarctation site.

This project is in collaboration with Paediatric Cardiologists at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin (formerly known as Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin) and Dr. Will Ronan, Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering, NUI Galway, whose research focuses on computational biomechanics. It is funded by the National Children’s Research Centre.

Project: Development of patient-specific bioresorbable paediatric 3D printed vascular stents for the treatment of aortic coarctation (funded by NCRC)

Informal Enquiries only to: Prof Eoin O’Cearbhaill, eoin.ocearbhaill@ucd.ie

Reference number 012515

Please apply via https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/

PD1 Salary: €37,874 – €43,782 per annum

PD2 Salary: €45,041 per annum

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV’s submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Position 2

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering. 17 months. Ideally commencing September 2020.
HR Reference Number: 012516

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 27 July 2020.

Description

Coarctation of the aorta is one of the most common congenital lesions with up to 6% of all live births with congenital disease. A preferred minimally invasive treatment of coarctation in young children and adults is stenting. Patients present with highly variable anatomy, but currently there is a lack of bespoke stenting options available for this procedure.
Here, we will generate a method for manufacturing patient-specific, bioresorbable stents. 3D models created using clinical images of the aortic coarctation from a patient will serve as a template for patient-specific 3D printed stent design. This process will allow rapid manufacturing of a specific-patient contoured device designed to maximise wall apposition and to improve patency at the coarctation site.
This project is in collaboration with Paediatric Cardiologists at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin (formerly known as Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin) and Dr. Will Ronan, Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering, NUI Galway, whose research focuses on computational biomechanics. It is funded by the National Children’s Research Centre.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.
The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Project: Development of patient-specific bioresorbable paediatric 3D printed vascular stents for the treatment of aortic coarctation (funded by NCRC)

Informal Enquiries only to: Prof Eoin O’Cearbhaill, eoin.ocearbhaill@ucd.ie

reference number 012516

Please apply via https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/

**PD1 Salary: Salary: €37,874- €38,418 per annum

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV’s submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Informal enquiries may be made to

Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill

Lecturer in Bioengineering

Email address: eoin.ocearbhaill@ucd.ie

Telephone: 00-353-1-7161715

Interested in a PhD or Postdoctoral Opportunity in Medical Device Design?

The UCD Medical Device Design Group is always looking to attract highly motivated candidates to join our interdisciplinary team, developing medical devices that address clinical needs. Our projects focus on the design, development and testing of novel medical devices for a broad suite of clinical indications.

The UCD Medical Device Design Group is an interdisciplinary team with collaborative links nationally to Cúram, the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices and internationally to leading laboratories at Harvard University and MIT.

Our projects have significant potential for commercial development and require engineers interest in engaging in commercial exploitation of technology, working closely with clinical and industry collaborators.

Preferred candidate can be invited to apply for PhD or postdoctoral funding (dependent on career stage) under the supervision of Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill through the Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme (http://research.ie/scheme/enterprise-partnership-scheme or http://research.ie/scheme/enterprise-partnership-scheme-postdoctoral-now-open) where an industry partner and appropriate project are identified.

Further info:

For more information on this position please contact Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill (eoin.ocearbhaill@ucd.ie)

Opportunities for Undergraduates

Annual Student Summer Research Awards Programme

The SSRA programme is an 8-week supervised undergraduate student project within our research laboratories, at our affiliated clinical sites or with patient advocate groups.

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